Rachel's Cinnamon Rolls
2 Tablespoons yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 1/2 sticks butter or margarine, melted (8 tablespoons for the bread part, rest to melt with cinnamon and sugar mixture).
1/2 cup dry instant mashed potatoes mixed with 3 cups warm water
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup dry nonfat milk
4 eggs, lightly beaten
About 10 cups flour
Cream Cheese Frosting:
3 ounces cream cheese
1 cup butter
1 package powdered sugar (or as needed)
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla
Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water. When yeast is foaming, mix with 8 tablespoons butter or margarine. potato water, sugar, salt, dry milk, eggs, and 8 c. flour.
Mix until a ragged dough begins to form-adding flour as needed.
Turn out and knead for 5 minutes (or knead in mixer). Let rise until double (1-2 hours) in greased bowl (I just let it rise in my mixer).
Roll into a rectangle (should be about 1/2 inch high). Brush with melted butter. Then sprinkle a mixture of sugar and cinnamon on top of the melted butter (use mostly brown sugar with a little bit of granulated-white-sugar).
Roll, cut and place on a greased cookie sheet. Let rise for 45 minutes. Frost with cream cheese frosting.
Bake at 375 for 18-20 minutes.